Summer 2007 Wasatch Topology Conference

The Mathematics departments of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University along with the National Science Foundation are sponsoring the Twenty-fifth Semiannual Wasatch Topology Conference to be held August 11 to August 13, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The conference is being organized by Mladen Bestvina, Ken Bromberg, Greg Conner and Kevin Wortman.


Matt Bainbridge, U of Chicago
Billiards in L-shaped tables with barriers

Nathan Broaddus, U of Chicago
    Irreducible Sp-representations and distortion in the mapping class group

Kai-Uwe Bux, Virginia
    Finitenes properties of arithmetic groups and some relatives

Jim Conant, UT Knoxville
    The topology of sets of Boolean formulae

W. Patrick Hooper, Northwestern
    An infinite surface with the lattice property and applications

Dan Margalit, U of Utah
    Cohomological dimension of the Torelli group

Jessica Purcell, BYU
    Volume bounds from knot and link diagrams

Anne Thomas, U of Chicago
    Lattices for Fuchsian buildings and Platonic complexes


If you are interested in attending the conference please contact the organizers at Some funding is available for graduate students and post-docs. Those interested should also contact the organizers at

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Utah. Participants should contact the Guest House directly to reserve a room:

Past conferences:

Spring 2004
Winter 2004
Spring 2005
Winter 2005
Summer 2006